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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

N stands for Ogden NASH (part two).

Ogden Nash 1902 - 1971.

Ogden Nash was renown for his light verse;  At the time of his death in 1971 the New York Times said his"droll verse with it's unconventional rhymes made him the country's best known writer of  humorous poetry". Some of his prose indicated that he was 'anti establishment'.

This feeling reflected in one of his sardonic verses;

Common Sense.
Why did the Lord give us agility,
 If not to evade responsibility! 

In 1934 he moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where he stayed until his death. He always thought of Baltimore as home. After his return from a brief move to New York he wrote;
"I could have loved New York had I not loved Balti - more."

Some more of his amusing anecdotes....

The Cow. The cow is of boring ilk;
 One end is moo, the other is milk !

The Dog. the truth I do not stretch or shove, When I say the dog is full of love,
I've also found by actual test, A wet dog is the lovingest!


The Ant.
The ant has made himself illustrious, industry, industrious,
So what ?
Would you be calm and placid,
 if you were full of  formic acid.

After writing about Ogden Nash I realised I had written about him a while ago. On checking the previous contribution I was able to heave a sigh of relief for I hadn't repeated myself!

My sincere thanks to  Denise who NOTABLY devised ABCW and also to the NOBLE  Roger who does what he does in keeping us all in order. Finally the team of helpers who assist Roger in the NICETIES of  abcw by making weekly visits to other sites. 

Best wishes , Di.

 ABCW team.


  1. Another great person who's work lives on for and with him

    And repeating ...isn't that bad is it, some things are worth beeing repeated ;-)

    Have a nice abc-wednesday-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  2. Love his droll wit. Thanks for sharing some of his poems and I agree, some things are worth repeating.

  3. A beautiful and informative post too, Di! It is very funny!
    Thanks! Btw I repeat myself all the time especially when we have to post an entry with the letters Q , X and Y and Z
    Wil, ABCW Team.

  4. Ogden Nash has always been a favourite of mine, and I too have written about him more than once. I almost wrote again this time, but chose Edward Lear instead, and his Nonsense rhymes.

  5. What a delightful post for N and fun cartoons too ~ Ogden Nash was a great author ~ your post is so informative ~

    Happy Weekend coming to you ~ ^_^

  6. A great choice for N! Glad you didn't repeat yourself, although it would have been new to me...

  7. Fun creations! The pics are so well made.
    Happy ABCW!

  8. As Nash once said: Happiness is having a scratch for every itch. Thank for reminding me about him!

  9. Greatly relished his lines,interested to know more.Thanks for sharing.

  10. a very entertaining writer!


  11. Nice to have a funny from Mr. Nash today-much needed.

  12. Thank you all for your kind comments,
    most appreciated.
    Best wishes,
    Di xx

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